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Bossaball

Volleyball + Soccer + Gymnastics

— October 14, 2006 — Lifestyle
I was in Spain a couple of weeks ago when I witnessed the "phenomenon" I thought you might like to know about.

It's a sport named bossaball, which is a mix of volleyball, soccer and gymnastics on a pitch of inflatables and trampolines (a big bouncy arena).

It looks very spectacular and I think the shifted gravity ( trampolines --> G-force --> hang time ) added to the traditional ball game experience is very interesting. It allows for a complete new range of techniques, team tactics and strategies to play and score.

Players are showing off juggling the ball. The audience dances around the arena, cheering. It's like one big crazy thing.

I think it's a great game idea, pretty innovative, fun to play and watch.

Looks like the organisation behind the game is still pretty small, but I think they have a lot of potential as it's such a cool gizmo.
Trend Themes
1. Mixed-sport Games - Embracing the combination of multiple sports, such as bossaball's fusion of volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics, presents opportunities for creating unique and exciting new sporting experiences.
2. Inflatable Sports Equipment - The use of inflatable structures in sports like bossaball opens up possibilities for creating dynamic and interactive playing environments that enhance the overall spectator experience.
3. Gravity-altering Sports - Exploring sports that incorporate elements like trampolines, which alter the traditional laws of gravity, can lead to the development of innovative techniques, tactics, and gameplay strategies.
Industry Implications
1. Sports and Entertainment - Incorporating mixed-sport games, inflatable equipment, and gravity-altering elements can disrupt the sports and entertainment industry by offering new and engaging experiences for both participants and spectators.
2. Event Planning and Management - The rise of unique sports like bossaball creates opportunities for event planners and managers to create and host memorable and immersive experiences for audiences.
3. Fitness and Recreation - Introducing mixed-sport games like bossaball to fitness and recreation facilities can attract a wider audience and offer an innovative approach to staying active while having fun.
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